Choosing the perfect gift for loved ones, co-workers, and even those trickier recipients on our lists is a challenge we’re always happy to take on. But during a season packed with parties, travel, and baking marathons, presents can become a forgotten priority. In an effort to save you from the dreaded mall dash (looking at you dad), we put together this curated guide of thoughtful, last-minute gift ideas that are sure to be safely tucked beneath the tree come Christmas Eve.
“Last-minute” often connotes rushed, resulting in gifts that seem more like an obligation than a kind, loving gesture. But as someone whose love language includes giving cherished gifts, it was my pleasure and joy to shake the internet upside down and find the best last-minute gift ideas for your down-to-the-wire shopping needs.
15 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Procrastinator in All of Us
So let’s get to it—these are the foolproof last-minute gift ideas that everyone on your list will love.
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Casa Zuma E-Gift Card
I know gift cards can sometimes seem like a lazy-girl gift. But when it’s from a small business you love to support, the intention is clear. Plus, who doesn’t love a gift that comes with a built-in shopping trip?
Gourmia 2qt Digital Air Fryer
An air fryer is never a bad gift. It can be used for practically any food you could imagine and won’t leave your wallet shedding a tear. And because they’re bound to use it on the reg, it earns prime real estate on the kitchen counter. Minimalists, rejoice.
Casa Zuma Recycled Stemless Wine Glasses
A quality set of wine glasses is the perfect gift for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen inventory or who may have hosting plans on the horizon. We love their organic shape that adds a nice touch of wabi-sabi to the table. They’re satisfying to hold and safe for the dishwasher. Repeat after me: win-win.
Casa Zuma Linen Apron
We all know an aspiring chef in our lives, and for the kitchen connoisseurs among us, this linen apron is an aesthetic must-have. Both the marine and natural sand colors are equally beautiful for any neutral-themed kitchen.
Sézane Lurex Socks
What’s one gift no one will ever complain about receiving? Comfy socks. Bonus points if they’re as stunning as these ribbed pairs from Sézane. They’re a small touch of French style that anyone will be happy to keep in their dresser (and wear on the reg).
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Bluetooth Speakers
This is one of the best speakers when it comes to portability and quality of sound. With a 14-hour charge, your backyard barbecue, kayaking trips, or low-key dinner parties will never be without a solid playlist.
Casa Zuma Coffee Ritual Bundle
A true tragedy in any house is running out of coffee just when you need it most. A coffee subscription is an easy way to ensure you’re never lacking caffeine (and it typically ends up being cheaper, too!).
Milo Classic Bag
Everything about this bag is the classy, timeless aesthetic I’m always striving for. As Sézane says, it’s the “pièce de resistance your wardrobe has been waiting for.”
Casa Zuma Handcrafted Wood Salad Bowl
From buttery popcorn to a crunchy table salad, this handcrafted wood bowl is the perfect vessel. With its understated style, it’s sure to blend beautifully with your current kitchen staples. Handmade in Michigan, this bowl is made for sharing good food with great friends.
Figmint 6″ Enameled Cast Iron Skillet
A full-size cast iron skillet is a great staple kitchen item, but a smaller version is an easier entry for those just getting into the art of cast-iron cooking. This enameled cast iron skillet is great for everything from two-serving desserts and personal pizzas to tiny frittatas tailor-made for brunch.
Pottery Barn Enamel Teapot
Every tea drinker needs a high-quality teapot that will last for years. This enamel teapot brings a rustic, farmhouse aesthetic to any space.
Casa Zuma Reclaimed Wood Pedestal Tray
Use this reclaimed wood tray for your cocktail party charcuterie or simply to house your salt and pepper shakers. Either way, it’s a gorgeous addition to any kitchen or dining area.
Emu Australia Mayberry Slippers
Good-quality slippers immediately elevate any routine. This pair is simple, comfy, and cozy—perfect for chilly mornings and low-key evenings.
Handmade Reclaimed Oak Cutting Board & Smartphone Holder
Fumbling around my kitchen trying to prop up a recipe book or keep my phone screen from going dark is one of my culinary pain points. A cutting board with a smartphone holder is the perfect gift for anyone from seasoned chefs to first-timers.
Avaline The Intro Set
While having a sober holiday is never a bad idea, this set of wines from Avaline is a thoughtful and totally delish gift for those who love to sip good organic wine. The nine-bottle set includes two Red, two Rosé, two White, 1 Pinot, 1 Cabernet, and 1 Sparkling. They’ll be set up for all their holiday entertaining—and well beyond.
This post was originally published on December 7, 2022, and has since been updated.